As part of the expansion of the St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish church in North Lake, a statue was commissioned of the saint to add to the outside courtyard.

The statue was installed April 12 by sculptor Jordan Wanner of Wanner Sculpture Studio with the help of Creative Earthscapes.

The parish communicated to Wanner that it was important to create an original statue with a unique expression of genuine compassion for mankind, according to a news release.

The finished work is an almost life-size likeness of St. Teresa of Calcutta and a toddler-age child. It stands on a 3-foot tall, solid granite base. The completed bronze sculpture is in the outside courtyard near the south wall of the Parish Center.

The sculpture was replicated in fiberglass with a bronze finish and will soon be on display at the St. Teresa of Calcutta church in Monches.

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